Green building accreditation
Lawrence and Gómez Architects are pleased to announce that Juana Gómez has completed the requirements for re-accreditation in LEED AP Homes. As one of only two architects in Boulder and only five in Colorado with this credential, Gomez’s Accredited Professional designation signifies that she is a leader in the field and an active participant in the green building movement who contributes expertise to the design, construction, operations and maintenance of buildings that save energy, use fewer resources, reduce pollution, and contribute to healthier environments for their occupants and the community.
What is LEED and LEED Homes?
The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) provides third-party verification of green buildings and accreditation of professionals. From individual buildings and homes, to entire neighborhoods and communities, LEED is transforming the way built environments are designed, constructed, and operated. Comprehensive and flexible, LEED addresses the entire lifecycle of a building. Participation in the voluntary LEED process demonstrates leadership, innovation, environmental stewardship and social responsibility.
Whether or not you seek LEED certification for your particular project, an accredited professional can help you achieve a comfortable, sustainable building. One such project is the recently completed Meadow House. It exceeds County and national requirements for energy performance (HERS 55 required, HERS 22 achieved) achieving Five Stars Plus. It also exceeds the current International Energy Conservation Code requirements. Sensitive design, additional insulation, recycled materials, smart framing, rated windows, high-efficiency equipment, and a photovoltaic array of 9.8 kW hr helped us get to this rating.
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